Posts on ‘mental health’

The Problem with New Year’s Health Goals and Some Tips

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

 Putting pressure on January to start a new health journey is daunting and quite frankly, arbitrary. Anyone can make steps, large or small, starting today to take action to make positive changes. Waiting until January 1st or 2nd can actually trigger people into worse behavior prior to the new year. There is a kind of […]

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Boundaries & Stress Management During the Holiday Season

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

Written by Meghan Ringler, MSW Intern The holiday season can be cheerful and joyous as time with loved ones is shared and traditions enjoyed. However, the holidays can be a time of stress as conflicts between family members and friends is escalated and the pressure to achieve the “perfect” holiday get-together can be over the […]

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Mental Illness Awareness Week: October 6 – October 12, 2019

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Borrowed from the National Alliance for Mental Illness The National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) has designed the week of October 6th as Mental Illness Awareness Week. So what is mental illness? It is a condition that can affect someone’s thinking, behavior or mood. It may also affect the ability to relate well to others, […]

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Helping Children Cope with the Threat of Violence

Monday, August 5th, 2019

Written by Hannah Evenson, clinical social work intern It has become clear that gone are the days where we can consider our schools to be the safest space for our children as countless threats of violence seem to happen around the country almost weekly. So what can we do as a community to combat this […]

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S.P.E.A.K.: Suicide, Prevention, Education, Awareness and Knowledge

Monday, March 25th, 2019

The Brighton Youth Commission (BYC) is a body of 22 youth and 6 adults who are appointed by the Brighton City Council to study matters and plan events impacting youth and families in the City of Brighton. One of their biggest projects is SPEAK Week. SPEAK (Suicide Prevention Education and Knowledge) started in 2012 after the death […]

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Easing the transition of a move

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Easing the transition of a Move   “Home is wherever you are… together.” -Alma Powell Moving can be quite stressful as it triggers the bittersweet memories within us of letting go and moving on. The mixed emotions in saying goodbye and starting fresh and new. Children may be hit hard as they adjust to changing […]

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Just Ask: Preventing Suicide

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

In light of the recent celebrity suicides, you may be asking yourself what to do if you suspect that a friend or loved one is struggling with thoughts of ending their life. The topic of suicide can be very overwhelming and it’s understandable to feel at a loss of what to do about it. We […]

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Turning Mental Health Awareness Month to Personal Awareness

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Written by Emmy Crouter, MSW. As it’s Mental Health Awareness Month we at the Pennock Center find ourselves thinking about what we can do on a day to day basis to combat the stigma surrounding mental health. This year, we challenge ourselves and those around us to turn inward and examine our own actions that […]

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Applying Values to Goals, and Goals to Action

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Applying Values to Goals, and Goals to Action by Talie Lamolinara, MSW Intern Values are the drivers of our intentions and aspirations, and when we are unclear of what our values are, we tend to feel lost, stressed, or upset.  When we lose sight of why we are working so hard or why we are […]

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Men and Mental Health

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Article by Laura A. Gutierrez, MA Studies show that men of all ages and ethnicities are less likely to seek out help for mental health issues. This is so even though men suffer from mental health issues as much as women or more. APA President and Nova Southeastern University psychologist Ronald F. Levant feels the […]

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